December 6, 2014: EAC-BC holiday party Reply

What: EAC-BC holiday party
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 7:00 pm
Where: The Railway Club (back room), 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Don’t miss your chance to party with fellow word lovers!

Bring a friend—the more the merrier!

door prizes | deliciously affordable food & drink | casual dress | no cover fee*

*If the Railway Club is charging cover that night, just mention that you’re with EAC.

Please RSVP online.

Have questions or party game suggestions? Email

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Branch meeting: November 19, 2014 Reply

What: EAC-BC November meeting
When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Access to Information: The Role of Editors

As editors, our job is to make sure that the material we’re editing is as accessible as possible for its intended audience. But what do we do if we’re editing for an audience we’re not familiar with? What challenges do different groups of readers face, and what can editors do to make reading material more accessible to all audiences? Join us for a panel discussion with three speakers representing a wide range of readers.


Communication Convergence: October 5, 2014 Reply

What: Communication Convergence
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00–5:00 pm
Where: VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Cost: $50 for professional association members, $60 for non-members, and $30 for students and retired professionals

EAC-BC is co-organizing this event with Community Plain Language Services Corp.; the Society for Technical Communication, Canada West Coast chapter; and the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Vancouver chapter.

EAC-BC members Frances Peck, Joe Goodwill, Iva Cheung, and Elizabeth Rains will be participating in the panel discussions.

Check out the program or the Facebook event page for more details, and register online.

Branch meeting: October 15, 2014 Reply

What: EAC-BC October meeting
When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Forks in the Road: Dictionaries and the Radically Changing English-Language Ecosystem

By at least one objective measure of use, English is set apart from all other languages today. UBC’s Stefan Dollinger will look at recent geopolitical changes influencing the language and the use of English as a lingua franca among non-native speakers, which raises questions of ownership and discrimination between “errors” and linguistic innovations. Stefan will focus on whether these novel uses have been, or should be, addressed in the Oxford English Dictionary and the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles.

Word buffs and linguistics lovers, don’t miss this exciting discussion of dictionaries and the changing realities of English.

Word Vancouver: September 24–28, 2014 Reply

What: Word Vancouver
When: September 24–28, 2014
Where: Vancouver; various venues
Cost: Free

Word Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Free events will be taking place September 24–28 at various venues throughout the city.

EAC-BC will have a booth on Sunday, September 28, in Library Square.

EAC member Michelle van der Merwe will give a presentation on freelance writing for magazines on Sunday, September 28, at 12:10 p.m., in the Vancouver Public Library’s Peter Kaye Room.

Check out the complete schedule or the program guide for more information!

Book launch: More Than Two Reply

Author Eve Rickert along with partner/co-author Franklin Veaux are releasing advance copies of their newest book on Friday, May 30 at 8PM at the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir Street).

More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory is a comprehensive guide to the polyamorous lifestyle and explores the often-complex world of living polyamorously: the nuances, the relationship options, the myths and the expectations.